Tom Buckland graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours in 2015 and was the recipient of the John and Elizabeth Baker Honours scholarship and CCAS graduate award. Buckland has undertaken residencies at Cementa (Kandos, NSW 2018), Fremantle Arts Centre (WA, 2017) and Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT, 2016). His work has featured in numerous exhibitions across Australia and internationally.
Legends tell of a strange figure that stalks the valleys and plains of Kandos. A solitary cowboy who is coated by thick layers of cement dust and sediment. Not much is known about this curious and shambolic character. A lone wanderer of sand and gravel, part cowboy, part cement.
Tom Buckland is a maker who deals in a correspondence of imaginary worlds. Using sculpture, performance, and video he creates work heavily influenced by his own fascination with fantasy and sci-fiction topped off with a refined joyful absurdism. He also enjoys playing with audience interaction, taking much enjoyment in transporting his audience to other places across space and time.